The Southern Ontario Chapter of the
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lunch & Learn

We are excited to welcome you to attend one of our upcoming Lunch & Learn Events!

Visit the Lunch & Learn Program section of our Events page to learn more about our Lunch & Learn Program, event location, reservations and policies, RIBO credits and more!

Upcoming events

    • December 09, 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    SPEAKERS:

    Lindsay Osborne, M.A.Sc.
    Scientist, Serviceability and Fire
    FPInnovations

    Lindsay Osborne holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University (2007) and a Master’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering from Carleton University (2011). Since graduating, Lindsay has worked as a scientist at FPInnovations where she conducts fire research of wood products for use in advanced building systems. As part of the serviceability and fire group, her recent projects have mainly been focused on assessing the fire performance of cross-laminated timber, supporting the initiative to realize mid-rise and tall building combustible construction in Canada and developing guidance for performance-based fire engineering design.

    Randal G. Brown, P.Eng., PE, FSFPE
    President
    Randal Brown & Associates Engineering Ltd.

    Randal G. Brown is the President of Randal Brown & Associates Engineering Ltd. and has been President of the firm since 1984. Randy chaired the National Research Council Task Group on Mid-Rise Combustible Construction and is currently Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Fire Protection. Mr. Brown is a designated Consulting Engineer in Ontario as well as a registered Professional Engineer. In addition to the National Building Code Committees, Mr. Brown is also a member of the NFPA 14 “Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems”, and the SFPE Standards Making Committee on Calculating Fire Exposures to Structures and the SFPE Guide for Fire Safety in Very Tall Buildings.

    SYNOPSIS:

    Historically in Canada, tall buildings were constructed with wood, some of which are still in use. However, over time building regulations evolved and eventually these structures were no longer permitted by the prescriptive solutions in most building codes. Today, there is growing demand to be more environmentally conscious, which is supporting a resurgence of renewable wood materials as structural building elements in tall buildings. Innovative developments in the wood industry have led to new products which are facilitating the construction of these buildings. Mid-rise combustible construction, up to six stories, has recently been adopted in Ontario, but there is a desire to build even higher.

    Ms. Osborne will focus on design considerations for the fire performance of tall wood buildings as well as current FPInnovations research such as fire resistance, flame spread, and fire stopping of mass timber elements. Mr. Brown will provide a brief summary of the upcoming Ontario Building Code amendments with respect to the allowance for mid rise wood framed buildings.

    ITINERARY:

    11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Registration & Reception
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Corporate Members Recognition
    1:15 PM to 3:00 PM Presentation & Questions

    DRESS CODE:

    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

    MEETING NOTICE:

    For a printer friendly copy of our event, please see our meeting notice.

    • January 13, 2015
    • 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    SPEAKER:

    Don Mustard
    Regional Senior Investigator
    Transport Safety Board of Canada

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    TBA

    ITINERARY:

    11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Registration & Reception
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions

    DRESS CODE:

    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

    MEETING NOTICE:

    For a printer friendly copy of our event, please see our meeting notice.

    • February 10, 2015
    • 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    SPEAKER:

    Shayne Mintz
    Canadian Regional Director
    National Fire Protection Association

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    TBA

    ITINERARY:

    11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Registration & Reception
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions

    DRESS CODE:

    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

    MEETING NOTICE:

    For a printer friendly copy of our event, please see our meeting notice.

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